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Link Down, Cable Problem?

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Solaris 2.6 on "high speed" sun4u systems

Installation of Solaris 2.6 HW 5/98 on a Netra t1 105 will fail unless the image has kernel patch 105181-XX (-10 or above) applied.

Sample Error Message:

ok boot net
Resetting ...

Netra t1 (UltraSPARC-IIi 440MHz), No Keyboard OpenBoot 3.10.24 ME, 256 MB memory installed, Serial #11094363. Ethernet address 8:0:20:a9:49:5b, Host ID: 80a9495b.

Executing last command: boot net Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/network@3,1 File and args: 2ec00 hostname: <hostname> domainname: sun.com root server: <server name> root directory: /export/install/media/sol_2_6_hw3_sparc/Solaris_2.6/Tools/Boot SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0] Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc. SUNW,hme0: Link Down - cable problem? SUNW,hme0: Link Down - cable problem? SUNW,hme0: Link Down - cable problem? SUNW,hme0: Link Down - cable problem? SUNW,hme0: Link Down - cable problem? SUNW,hme0: Link Down - cable problem?

SOLUTION SUMMARY:

To prevent this, the Operating Environment Installation CD (OECD) p/n 704-6914-10 must be used. Complete procedures are documented in the manual "Installing Solaris 2.5.1 or Solaris 2.6 Software on 419+ MHz Systems" (p/n 806-2156-10 - also included with the OECD).

The recommended solution for this problem is to create a JumpStart install server containing the Solaris 2.6 HW 5/98 image patched via the modify_install_server script from the OECD. Look for the OECD and documentation in the shrink wrapped packet that says "Binary Code License".

NOTE: Variations on previous releases of the Operating Environment Installation CD:

704-6657-10 April 1999:

This version does not contain a modify_install_server script to patch a JumpStart image nor will it install in text mode.

704-6657-11 May 1999

This version will not install in text mode, a graphic interface is required.

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